HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Forest pond cottage. Cozy,clean & private dwelling with all the comforts of home

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Pets are welcomed.Sleeps 6/8 people.Only dwelling on 115 acres.Beautiful setting

'Forest Pond Cottage' is located in the Adirondack Park in Northern New York .Pets are welcome for a small fee per stay/per pet. Access to snowmobile & ATV trails are right from the cottage. It is situated on the edge of a seven acre beaver pond and surrounded by 115 acres of hardwood forest. The cottage is the only dwelling at the end of a town road which allows for easy year-round access yet ensures privacy. With every season there is a whole new variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. The cottage is an oasis from everyday living with all the comforts of home to re create from within. There are endless trails for hikers, bikers, cross country skiing, ATVs and snowmobiles. Very near by are lakes, streams, rivers, mountains and thousands of acres of State land that is yours to enjoy. Please refer to pictures to view what the cottage has to offer as far as sleeping arrangements go & furnishings provided. All linens for bed, bath & kitchen are provided as well as a fully equipped kitchen. We have had everything there from weddings, honeymoons, anniversarys, family reunions to private get aways. It's a great place for individuals to share time & space with loved ones. There is a canoe to use on the pond, picnic table & outdoor furniture. We just built a nice deck for the pond (see photos). A bon fire site for star gazing at night is always fun. There is an outdoor grill for BBQ. Off the upstairs bedroom is a balcony that makes you feel like you are right there within the trees as you look out into the forest and over the pond. I will try to list some of the amenities: full kitchen with full size refrigerator, full size gas stove, microwave, coffee pot all kitchen ware, nice pots & pans, crockpot, blender, toaster, storage (tupper)ware, cook ware, spices, Table, chairs in kitchen. One bathroom with all linens, shower stall, toilet, sink & very clean. Livingroom, gas heating stove, 3 recliners, an Etahn Allen couch that folds out to a queen size bed, very nice mattress pad in livingroom closet for fold out mattress (again, all linens provided & very nice). TV, VCR DVD, DISH satelite, BOSE music system, variety of DVD movies & VHS tapes, games, cards, round table to seat minimum of 4. Nice lighting. Off the livingroom is an enclosed, screened porch the length of the cottage to enjoy your morning brew and the wild life as you look out onto the pond. There are tables, chairs & a swing chair for your relaxation. Just down the stairs from the porch is the patio. Nice outdoor furnishings provided. Back inside & up the stairs is the second floor where there is a queen bed as well as 2 twin beds in one large room. The linens are very nice and the beds very comfortable. Air conditioning too. Off from the bedroom is the balcony where you become ONE with nature. If there is a 'little one' staying, there is a crib that can be provided as well as a high chair. Life preservers are there also for canoe ventures. We live 2 miles up Number Four Rd...I tell guests we are far enough away to stay out of your hair but close enough to always be available if & when needed.


Property Manager
Carol or Dan Empie #315 376 4433 carolempie585@msn.com
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Carol or Dan Empie #315 376 4433 carolempie585@msn.com

We live 2 miles up from the cottage on Number Four Rd. We've been at that residence for 30 years. Dan is a forester and went to ESF at Syracuse University. He was the procurment forester for Ethan Allen until the company moved much of the production to China ('greener pastures'). Now, Dan has his realtor license and works for timberland realty, which is associated with LandLeader properties also. The focus is on listing wooded parcels and some have camps, houses or other structures. To see his listings you can go to dempie@timberlandrealty.net .Dan,also, does private consulting for forestry & land management.

Carol has been an RN for over 30 years which has led to a very varied set of work skills. She, also, had a wellness & fitness center in Lowville for 11 years. Currently she is focusing on the cottage, looking into other business ventures and works at a medium security prison as an RN.

Carol or Dan Empie #315 376 4433 carolempie585@msn.com purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Carol or Dan Empie #315 376 4433 carolempie585@msn.com chose Watson

We took care of the property for the 'long distant' owner for years before it became available for sale almost to the day of Carol closing her fitness center. There was a 'land developer' that was interested in the property also. Dr Fritelli was the current owner & had purchased the cottage and pond from Minnie Peck previously, who raised 5 children there. Dr Fritelli loved the property & entrusted much of the care, maintenance and management to Carol & Dan. He had it for his own private use. The developer (whom shall remain nameless) offered Dr Fritelli a fair market price for the cottage & land. Since the Empies had 'first refusal' we were able to match his offer to Dr Fritelli. Of course, the developer came back with a much more substantial offer. We could not match that. Dr Fritelli decided to sell the property to us at the first price and refused the developers. As stated earlier, he loved the property & knew we would take good care of it & share it with others without exploiting it. So, love of the land won against development and 'greener (money) pastures. Way to go Dr Fritelli...if only Ethan Allen & other business used you as an example!

We fixed up the cottage to share with others and, also, so we could afford it. We keep the rent very reasonable because we believe everyone should be able to enjoy the serenity of nature.

It was a lot of work but we enjoy work (crazy, huh!). Dr Fritelli would be proud. In our guest book he has a portion dedicated to his saying 'good bye' to his much loved land.

Our belief is to keep it affordable and always give more than what is expected.

What makes this cottage unique

It is what it is....

Read the reviews and find out ~

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Syracuse
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Brantingham Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Rt 12
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Turin
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Francis Lake
Car: necessary

If you love the forest, nature and solitude you will love it here. Just driving to Forest Pond Cottage on the Number Four Road will give you the sense you are leaving negativity behind; whatever it may be. If it's water & woods that you like and you don't want to drive, stay on the property and explore the nooks and crannies around Forest Pond. There is always one form of wild life traversing this 115 acre property. You're guaranteed a show at dusk by the resident beaver family, too. Kayakers and canoeists may prefer Francis & Beaver Lakes, the Beaver River, or Stillwater Reservoir, There is no end to the trails and dirt roads available to hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Hike to the Independence River, Panther Pond or Half Moon Lake and we guarantee you'll come back for more.

Other Activities: hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ATV, snowmobiling.

The big attraction for guests is that the cottage is a home away from home. If you need it or use it for daily living, it's probably at the cottage.

DIRECTIONS TO FOREST POND COTTAGE

8584 Number Four Road, Lowville, NY 13367

Cottage Phone Number: 315-376-2490

From Canada or north of Watertown:

Take Rt. 81 south & exit at Watertown Rt. 12.  Then take Rt. 12 south to Lowville.  As you enter Lowville, Rt. 12 becomes Dayan St.  Go straight through the first stop light you come to (you are crossing State St. and are now on Shady Ave.).  At the end of Shady Ave. turn right at the yield sign on to East State Street.  At your first stop sign turn left on to the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26).  Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn).  Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right).  Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there!  We hope you enjoy your stay!  

From areas south or west of Syracuse:

Take Rt. 81 north & exit at Adams Center, Rt. 177. Take a right off the exit and follow Rt. 177 across the Tug Hill Plateau to Rt. 12. Turn right on to Rt. 12 south to Lowville. As you enter Lowville, Rt. 12 becomes Dayan St. Go straight through the first stop light you come to (you are crossing State St. and are now on Shady Ave.).  At the end of Shady Ave. turn right at the yield sign on to East State Street.  At your first stop sign turn left on to the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26).  Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn).  Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right).  Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there!  We hope you enjoy your stay!  

From areas south or east of Utica:

Take I-90 to Rt. 12 north to Lowville. At the first stop light you come to, before you enter the village of Lowville, turn right on to Ross Rd (turn left at this light to go to Walmart). At the first stop sign, turn right on to the Number Four Rd (which is also County Route 26). Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn).  Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right). Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply.  You are there!  We hope you enjoy your stay!

From areas northeast of Lowville (Routes 11 or 3):

As you are traveling west you will eventually run into Rt. 812. Follow Route 812 to Lowville.  At your first stop sign in Lowville (NYS Highway Dept. facility is on your left) turn left on to Bostwick Street. Go straight, then turn right on to East State Street. Travel straight until you reach another stop sign, then turn left on to the Number Four Road (which is also County Route 26).  Go straight ~ 4 miles then turn left to continue on the Number Four Road (just after Miller’s General Store & before the Watson Inn).  Go straight ~11 miles, then turn right on to the Minnie Peck Road (there is a Forest Pond Cottage sign in a tree on your right).  Go to the end of the road, get out of your vehicle and breathe deeply. You are there!  We hope you enjoy your stay!

Carol & Dan Empie

8994 Number Four Road

Lowville, NY 13367

315-376-4433

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Watson in Lewis County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Non smoking only
  • hunting during a season is allowed with prior permission. Pets allowed/$30.00 per pet/per stay
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathroom linens provided. Very clean!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Living room - 1 Large Double Bed , (queen sofa bed)
  • Upon request a twin and/or a queen size air mattress with linens can be provided at no additional cost. Living room has an Ethan Allen couch that converts to a queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Bon fire site, starry nights, privacy, peace n quiet Sounds of Silence~especially when there is a fresh blanket of snow.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

93% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Forest pond cottage. Cozy,clean & private dwelling with all the comforts of home
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews
5

Exceptional experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at the the Forest Pond Cottage. We truly felt welcomed from the moment we enter the front door. Can't say enough about our hosts Carol and Dan. They were attentive and it was comforting that they lived a few minutes away from the property in the event we needed anything. The pond and the surrounding park-like area was the best part of the experience. My dog would agree with that! We look forward to returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so much, for taking the time to write such a nice review. Time is so precious and we are honored that you shared some of it in our little world. Sincerely ~
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Lockport New York
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Forest pond. It is very clean and comfortable. Carol and Dan are very friendly and helpful. I have one suggestion, put up a thermometer outside. Hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good idea. And good is done !! Thanks guys. And good to see you again. I hope your pictures turned out.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Forest Pond Cottage ID 139416 A truly wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts (Carol & Dan Empie) were superlative! They were most gracious in offering anything we could possibly want. The cottage was immaculate, and made extremely tasteful use of every space. The kitchen was well equipped and the bathroom had new fixtures and a plethora of towels...not just one set per person. The living room had plenty of room and the screened, enclosed porch was wonderful and even had a swing. My absolute favorite was the canoe that we went out around the pond at least 3 times every day. There was also a rowboat for those less adventuresome. Our only fault was that there was no cell phone reception or WiFi, but does have a land line. However, we were made aware of this before booking and were offered the use of their own home if necessary. There is dish TV, a variety of books, games, movies, maps to day trips, and about anything you could use to relax. As advertised, it's a lovely, private location. If swimming is desirable, it might not be for you as it's a lily pond, but we were told of a nearby location where this would be possible.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the nicest equipped cottage I have ever stayed in. I have high praise for the cottage and the hosts.

Rose S.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rose, for such a nice review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. I'm so glad you had a good time together. The cottage is such a nice oasis away from reality and we love to share it with people that appreciate wanting to get away to relax and just enjoy each other.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
4

Comfy

  • 4 of 5

Very comfy & private. Great heat & shower. Very comfortable bed, better than other cabins we have stayed in

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just what we needed! Very clean and comfortable from having our coffee on the dock by the pond to grilling burgers on the grill. We were able to bring our dog with us who needed the piece and quiet as much as we did! If your looking for a place to get back to nature then I highly recommend staying here. Many activities to do: walking, hiking, canoeing ( Francis Lake is a beautiful place) and small towns to explore. Just breathing in all of that fresh adirondack air was amazing. Dan & Carol are very friendly and welcoming. I'm hoping maybe we can make a winter trip up there soon for some snowshoeing! Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad your vacation (first one in years!) was enjoyable and refreshing.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay!Very clean and well stocked with things to make your stay a great one.I definitely want to go back and stay there again.Thanks Dan and Carol!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review~your're welcome back anytime!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Watson, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£95
for 1 night
From
£95
£662
£2,837
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.7

$125.00/night up to four people. Over 4 people/$25.00/night. Small pet fee.
No other hidden costs or taxes/fees.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Manager a Question
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals